Mr. Otino "Woody" Monaco

  • Born: April 13, 1926
  • Died: June 25, 2019
  • Location: North Andover, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

Otino "Woody" Monaco died peacefully on June 25, 2019 at the age of 93, wrapped in warmth and support by all his loved ones at the Sutton Hill Center in North Andover, MA, after living a full and blessed life. Woody will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father, proud grandfather, "wanna be" professional singer and an honored US Navy veteran.

In 1956, Woody married the love of his life, Connie Monaco who preceded him to heaven last year, and raised a family of five children, in Medford, and then went on to welcome and commit his expanded heart to his fifteen incredible grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He leaves behind his lessons and legacy in his daughter, Christina Quill and her husband John,
Regina Hutchinson and her husband John, his son, John A. "Johnny" Monaco, and his daughter Carla Moriarty and her husband Jim. He will also now join his late son, Joey Monaco, in his eternal life.

His secret to a long and happy life was simple – be fully involved in your family's passions and celebrations, share lots of good meals, red wine, and laughs and tears with those you love, and build confidence and positivity in everyone you meet along the journey. Having grown up in Somerville with four brothers, he will be remembered for his strong faith, fierce loyalty, and drive to keeping family together as his mission to living. He spent his entire career working for the Boston Edison and then enjoyed many years of retirement doing the things that brought him joy, like being an enthusiastic fan during his grandchildren's sports events, doing crossword puzzles, playing card games, and eventually becoming the 'master of Checkers".
Woody brought to life the lyrics of his favorite song, "My Way" for many decades. We will remember all the wonderful times we were blessed to be with him and forever will cherish his final message of "Hoya! Hoya! Maka Toya!" until we meet again.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden Street, READING on Monday, July 1st at 10:00 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Woody's Eternal Life in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford at 11:30am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the family on Sunday, June 30th from 4-8 pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator available.

Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to which is a nonprofit organization that supports our American heroes that are serving overseas.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

To Woody's family - so sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of Uncle Woody (and Connie) from our many family visits to your Medford home when my sister and I were young. My thoughts are with you all. Hope you are all keeping well.

Posted by Jeannette Monaco - Bristol - Family   June 30, 2019


I'm so sorry to hear about your dad passing he is now resting in peace may god Be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good Times you had with him

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Neighbor   June 28, 2019


He was the best and so darn handsome!

Posted by Dena Monaco - Somerville, MA - family   June 28, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Monaco family all the cousins, grandchildren and dear friends of Woody and Connie.

We enjoyed many parties with the Monaco/Quill families.

Woody was full of joy, love and mischief.

Love and hugs to all who loved him and were blessed to enjoy his company.

Mary Jo , Bob and family.

Posted by Mary Jo Flatley - Townsend, MA - Friend   June 27, 2019

Not enough space to write MY memories. I was born in the house on 37 Endicott the Monaco home. Woody and the families' home. There I was brought up with his family. We were all very close. Then my father bought a house a few houses down. We had so many good times because we were also neighbors. When Connie came to join the family we became fast friends and Evano and I had the privilege of being Joey's godparents. The times we had with our kids and their kids were especially happy! I'm sure they remember them...we do...with fondness. Now we have celebrated with the children's children. And so goes life! We have laughed together and cried together...but mostly loved being together. Getting old sucks! My best love to the whole Gang ....and they are many. My heart is heavy and my tears are many!❤❤❤

Posted by Barbara Cunha - Medford, MA - Family   June 27, 2019

To the Monarko family
The Leahy's would like to send our
Thoughts and prayers to all of you
and you have a large wonderful family .
Our daughter Erin still remembers playing cards and checkers with Woody
Her Pal as Johnny and I were off trying
To bring home the Stanley cup aka pick
Up hockey.We have to truly believe he
Is back with his true Love .God Bless you all RIP Woodstock


Posted by Paul Leahy - Medford, MA - Family Friend   June 27, 2019